The airbnb Hybrid Host

Some airbnb hosts only rent their property while they are present (airbnb “private room” listings). Others only rent when they are absent (airbnb “entire place” listings). But some hosts who normally rent “private rooms” while they are at home may also want to go away for a weekend or a week, and rent out their […]

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The Difference Between airbnb “Private Room” and “Entire Place” Listings

Every airbnb listing is assigned a type: shared room (couch surfing), host-resident “private room” (mini-B&B), and host-absent “entire place” (vacation rental). Host-resident “private room” rentals are generally benign or beneficial. Host-absent “entire place” rentals are where the problems are usually found. The chart below summarizes the differences. (Click on image to enlarge) An SF Chronicle […]

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